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American Influence Will Help Catalonia Win Independence

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Oct 12 2017

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Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the Director of The Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, shares his perspective on the October 1, 2017, Catalonia referendum in an opinion piece for The Hill.  

The United States has enormous leverage, he writes, and can "use its influence to prevent a violent crackdown on defenseless Catalans and even to sponsor a negotiation between the parts that takes its cue not from a restrictive constitution interpreted by a partisan set of government-appointed judges, but from respect for the will of Catalans and their recognition as political subjects."

Resina's article, "American influence will help Catalonia win independence", can be read on The Hill's website.